This historical drama from director Joe Wright focuses on the trials of Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) soon after he becomes prime minister of the U.K. in 1940. With Nazi armies rolling through Europe, Churchill must figure out how to rally the nation to action while many of his contemporaries advocate peace talks with Hitler. Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn co-star.
Dario Marianelli - Composer, V FOR VENDETTA (2005)
Des Whelan - Director of photography
Bruno Delbonnel - Director of Photography, AMELIE (2001)
Joe Wright - Director, PRIDE & PREJUDICE (2005)
David Bamber - Actor/"Pride & Prejudice"
Philip Martin Brown
Hilton McRae - Supporting Actor
Ben Mendelsohn - Actor
Gary Oldman - British actor, SID AND NANCY/TRUE ROMANCE
Ronald Pickup - British Actor
David Schofield - Actor, THE CURSE OF KING TUT'S TOMB (2006 TV)
Kristin Scott Thomas - British actress
Malcolm Storry - ACTOR\"SCARLET LETTER"
David Strathairn - American stage/film actor, GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK
Benjamin Whitrow - British Actor
Stephen Dillane - Actor/"Heading Home"
Samuel West - Actor/"Howard's End"
Joe Armstrong - Actor
Paul Leonard - Actor
Jordan S. Waller
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Gary Oldman is one of the greatest actors on the planet -- and he proves it again as Winston Churchill in DARKEST HOUR, director Joe Wright's rip-roaring take on the celebrated Prime Minister's first tumultuous month in office in May, 1940..." - 11/22/2017 Rolling Stone
"[This] stunningly cinematic history lesson balances the great orators public triumphs with more vulnerable private moments of self-doubt..." - 09/02/2017 Variety
4 stars out of 5 -- "While Gary Oldmans phenomenal work as Winston Churchill had been heralded in advance, it is astonishingly equaled by the films achievements in direction, screenwriting, score and cinematography." - 11/22/2017 RogerEbert.com
"Wrights staging is often eye-catching, guaranteeing that the film remains unflaggingly watchable..." -- Grade: B- - 11/21/2017 A.V. Club
"Gary Oldman, aided by diligent makeup artists and propelled by his own unmatched craft and discipline, embraces the task with almost palpable delight." - 11/21/2017 New York Times
"Were DARKEST HOUR just a symphony of World War II nostalgia, itd probably still be a good watch. But because the film makes the effort to go deeper, it becomes something much more memorable." - 11/27/2017 The Atlantic
4 stars out of 5-- "It is truly a gift of a role, and Oldman repays Wright with the performance of a lifetime." - 12/01/2017 Empire
"McCartens scene writing is tart and efficient, and Wright infuses the drama with unquestioned energy." - 09/01/2017 Hollywood Reporter
"[W]ithin the first minute or so, we forget its Oldman and we marvel at one of the most authentic and memorable portrayals of Churchill in the long, the very long history of television series and movies about arguably Englands most important 20th century figure." - 12/06/2017 Chicago Sun-Times
"About 10 minutes into DARKEST HOUR, you forget Gary Oldmans playing Winston Churchill in a gripping World War II drama. Gone is the vaunted British actor -- all thats left is the stocky frame, large jowls and signature cigar of a political force of nature." - 11/17/2017 USA Today
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he thunderous energy of Oldmans performance, backed up by Wrights sinewy camerawork, carries it through." - 01/08/2016 Total Film